Time for a final check-in with my October goals. I already have quite a few of my November goals ready to go, so I should be ready to post tomorrow! I honestly can’t even believe it is going to be November already! This year is simply flying by!
Pay off car loan– DONE! Woo-hoo!
Put $150 into emergency savings- Nope. We did not do the best with finances this month. We are getting back on track though. I do think we will get some in savings next week.
Continue using cash only- Doing ok with this one. I did pay for our car repairs with cash, and we only used cash for Miss C’s birthday, but other than that we haven’t been doing perfectly.
Keep up with checkbook at least weekly- Nope. I finally sat down a few nights ago and got all caught up. I need to get caught up for this past week, but haven’t done it yet.
One date “night” this month (will probably actually happen during the day)- Nope. We had planned to go to a movie, but things never panned out.
Go to parents house at least twice a month for dinner- Done! I am going tomorrow as well.
Go to the pumpkin patch as a family- Done! We did not go as a family, but I took Miss C and we met my sister and nephews. We had a great time!
Start Couch to 5K program- I start week 3 tomorrow. It is going to be quite chilly tomorrow, so I don’t know how it is going to go. Hopefully Hubs and I can figure out a way to buy a treadmill because I don’t think I am going to be able to keep up with running in the bitter winter snow and cold.
Start a yoga program in the mornings- Still nope.
Drink 4 cups of water a day- Nope. Not good at all.
Buy coffee only once a week (until my gift certificate runs out, then none)- I have been doing ok with this, but not perfect. I did get two coffees this week. With the weather getting colder, it is much harder to just drive by the coffee shop on the way to work.
Eat a fruit at every lunch- No. I failed miserably at this one.
Stay on top of planning each week- I haven’t been terrible at this, but haven’t been that great. I still feel like I am just trying to keep my head above water right now.
Get files for each child prepped- Done! And I have the paperwork all filed away.
Prep for parent-teacher conferences– Done! So happy parent-teacher conferences are done for the year!
Spend less than 2 hours on the weekend working on school work- I have done pretty well with this. In all honesty, I haven’t timed myself and how much time I spend on the weekends. I probably could actually spend a bit more time working on school stuff.
Photograph wedding and edit photos within a month- Wedding went well. I have over 1,000 photos to deal with, so it will take a while. I still intend to get them done within a month, but it is going to take quite a bit of time.
Get Cadence 2 year photos done– Did them today. We may try to get some more done this coming weekend as well.
Blog at least 5 times a week- Nope. Sorry, friends.
Read a book for fun- Started on a book, but haven’t done much reading.
Continue to keep the kitchen clean each night- We did awesome for a while, but this past week has been rough. I did get it all cleaned up yesterday, and Hubs helped keep it clean today.
One load of laundry a night- Big Fat No. The laundry is never done.
Thoroughly clean house before Miss C’s birthday party- We thoroughly cleaned the parts that were seen by others. That’s all the matters, right?
October has been a super busy month. I didn’t get as much accomplished as I wanted to, but my main goal was to survive.
3… which I did. I feel like the rest of the year will be much more relaxed and not as stressful. I am just finishing up my busy season with photography. I have 3 sessions this month (2 this weekend), so hopefully there will be more free time on the weekends. School also feels less rushed and less stressed. We don’t have a lot of broken up weeks, and I feel like we actually have time to teach now.
As I said before, I should be back tomorrow with my goals for November. I am super excited about some of them! I do need to figure out a way to keep my goals out and in sight throughout the month, so I am more likely to reach them. I find I make goals, but then they are never displayed or out for me to see and refer to.
How do you keep up with your goals?